PORTSMOUTH – Women's cross country heads to the NAIA Championship this weekend in contention for the program's best-ever finish at the national meet. The Bears enter the meet as the No. 15 team in the country, matching the highest ranking they have ever held. The national meet will take place on Saturday, November 23 at Rim Rock Farm. This is the same course that the Bears competed on during the NAIA Preview Meet. The women's race will start at 12:45 p.m. in east, 11:45 a.m. in the central time zone where the race is being run.
PORTSMOUTH – Two members of the women's cross country were named NAIA Scholar-Athletes as announced by the national office. Stephanie Cleland and Amber Smith, both seniors, each earned this academic accolade. To be eligible for this honor, student-athletes must be in junior or senior academic standing with a least a 3.25 GPA.
Shawnee State Athletics is now accepting nominations for its Hall of Fame Class of 2014. The Class of 2014 will be inducted during the University's Homecoming Weekend. The official Homecoming Game is set for Saturday, February 1, 2014 vs. Georgetown College. In preparation for this event, we are asking for nominations of deserving candidates. Criteria for membership into Shawnee State's Hall of Fame are listed below.
PORTSMOUTH – Following the conclusion of two more conference championships to add to his coaching accolades, Eric Putnam was named the Mid-South Conference Coach of the Year for both men's and women's cross country. Putnam has now been named the MSC Coach of the year seven times in his coaching career (four times on men's side and three time's on women's side). He has swept the men's and women's Coach of the Year honors three times, including each of the past two seasons.
PORTSMOUTH – Women's cross country moved up one spot to No. 15 in the final regular season Coaches' Top 25 Poll. Over this past weekend the women captured their fourth straight Mid-South Conference Championship. The No. 15 national ranking ties for the highest ranking in program history as the Bears have now achieved this ranking on three different occasions, included once earlier this season.